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The Sleeping Shepherd

9.8

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General

  • Cosy adults-only shepherd's hut 15 minutes' walk from Manorbier
  • A 10-minute drive from Tenby and 20 from Barafundle Bay
  • Sea views from the private deck; direct access to the coast path

If this is what real-life shepherding is like, then it’d be a miracle if you got to the end of your hols without jacking it all in and signing up for a crash course in sheep keeping.

The Sleeping Shepherd lifestyle (admittedly unlikely to be one that bears much resemblance to full-time animal husbandry…) is a fine one indeed, mainly involving roaming around a particularly pretty part of Pembrokeshire, chilling out on your private deck sipping wine with a sea view, and cosying up in a comfy handcrafted hut for peaceful slumbers.

This peaceful little glamping site is 15 minutes’ stroll from the coastal village of Manorbier, where there’s a small supermarket, a pub and a tearoom. Folk travelling without a car can get here easily from the station 20 minutes’ amble away, and then continue local explorations by bus or with wanders on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, which can be accessed on a direct footpath from the site.

Walks on the coast path are highly recommended of course, as are outings to some of the area’s stunning beaches (Barafundle Bay, a frequent entrant on ‘world’s best beach’ lists, is 20 minutes away by car). But perhaps even more highly recommended are lengthy periods of hanging out on your deck, gazing out at the spectacular views over Manorbier Bay towards St Govan’s Head.

A kettle, toaster and hob are in your hut so you can create some breakfast to go with the view, as is a fridge to keep the wine chilled (and the bangers, if you’re planning a barbie…).


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9.8

Overall rating based on 26 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

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Highly recommend, can’t find a fault with this beautiful hut and area10/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSuzanne E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Everything about our stay was fabulous. The shepherds hut was so well equipped, everything you could need was catered for and the pack of Welsh cakes on arrival was very nice too. Joe couldn’t have been more helpful. The site was the most tranquil we’ve ever stayed on. No road noise just birds chirping, heavenly. The view of the sea from the sun deck was lovely and at night the stars just shone as no light pollution. We would definitely go back. Tenby and surrounding areas are truly beautiful. We had such a lovely stay. Highly recommend.

    Disliked: 

    Having booked on trust pilot rather than direct we struggled to find the site as it’s call High Hill Farm and we were looking for a sign for the sleeping shepherd but a quick call to Joe soon sorted that.

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Fabulous Hut with everything you need for a relaxing break. …25/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJude B.Confirmed

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    Fabulous Hut with everything you need for a relaxing break. We had amazing weather for September so the views were spectacular looking out to sea from the deck. Friendly little site and well maintained. Great for the dog as has a small fenced area and a field in front for a morning run. Close to a well stocked shop and pretty little beach and castle. The outdoor bath was very special and a great added bonus. Perfect spot to explore the coast- especially recommend Freshwater West beach and Cafe Mor :-) Definitely recommend 10/10!

    Disliked: 

    The dog didn't like the flies in the Hut! So a fly screen would have been good!

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Would definitely recommend a visit to friends.13/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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    We had a very warm welcome off the owner who explained how to access the village shop, local pub, cafe and numerous walks around the area.
    The shepherds hut was cosy clean and well stocked with most things that were needed on a day to day basis. There was a hob and BBQ but no oven, which wasn't a problem as we intended eating out. The outside bath was a nice touch, and as we had a few days of lovely weather we used it. Found it very relaxing.

    Disliked: 

    The only downside was having to use the campsite toilet during the night. To people who frequently need to use the toilet during the night, I'd advise them to take their own camping toilet or bucket!!!

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Excellent site. Perfect location. Welcoming hosts25/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomzara b.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    The location was better than expected. Quiet surroundings, beautiful view of the bay, clear dark skies without light pollution. Everything you needed included in the hut and perfect condition.
    Very comfortable relaxing stay.
    Outdoor bath is such a unique bonus

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Enjoyable and quirky stay with friendly owner22/08/2021

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    Easy check in, clean, 10minute walking distance to Manorbier village and beach. The outdoor bath was a lot more enjoyable than we expected and exactly what was needed after a long day.

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Really liked the log cabin, had everything that you could …18/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAaron O.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Really liked the log cabin, had everything that you could possibly need inside, bed really comfy and the outdoor bath is a great added bonus.

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    The toilet block being quite a far distance from the hut but understand why it isn’t practical to have one close by the hut.

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Quiet, idyllic location. Cute hut with good amenities - bbq …10/08/2021

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    Quiet, idyllic location. Cute hut with good amenities - bbq and bath especially!

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Gorgeously renovated hut and the outdoor bath is a lovely …09/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMegan R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Gorgeously renovated hut and the outdoor bath is a lovely addition. Extremely peaceful but still have everything you need.

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Waiting for alert to book again for next year05/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKatrina H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Everything! Peace and quiet superb location.

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    Nothing

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Lovely place for peaceful relaxing time!02/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJohn T.Confirmed

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    Very cosy shepherd’s hut, clean and comfortable, with everything you need for your stay. Fenced off area, great for the dog to wander around without fear of them escaping. Beautiful view, and very peaceful and relaxing. Nice walk over the fields into Manorbier with a lovely beach and a few shops/cafes. The added outdoor bath is lovely! We took our own portaloo with us, so had all our own facilities!
    The owners were very friendly and helpful on arrival.

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    I know it’s sad, but we did miss having a Wifi connection. Have not rated the facilities (showers and toilets) as we did not use them.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Shepherd's huts

Themes

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Location

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  • Middle Hill, Manorbier, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales, SA70 7SL
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.6518°N 4.7879°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Upper Park Road 1 — 3.9 miles
Somerfield — 5.8 miles
Castle — 5.9 miles
Train stations
Manorbier Rail Station — 0.6 miles
Penally Rail Station — 2.9 miles
Tenby Rail Station — 3.8 miles
Ferry ports
Caldey Island Ferry Landing — 4.1 miles
Tenby Ferry Landing — 4.1 miles
Pembroke Dock Ferry Terminal — 7.8 miles
Airports
Swansea Airport — 31.1 miles

Directions


The shepherd's hut is based at Middle Hill Farm caravan site.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

No one would judge you at all if you spent your entire break on Pembrokeshire’s gorgeous beaches – there are plenty of them to pick from. Start at your local, Manorbier beach (25 minutes’ walk), or stroll to Skrinkle Haven (half an hour) before continuing along the coast path to Church Doors Cove and the sea caves at Lydstep.

Jaunts further afield might take you to the resorts of Tenby (10 minutes) and Saundersfoot (15 minutes) for boat trips and some well-reviewed restaurants, or west to gorgeous Barafundle (20 minutes), Bosherston (25 minutes) for a walk past the lily ponds to the beach, or Freshwater West (25 minutes) for surfing and cracking lobster rolls from famed Café Môr.

If there’s another thing that Pembrokeshire’s famed for, it’s castles… there’s one in Manorbier, and a couple of other fine examples in Carew Castle and Pembroke Castle (both 15 minutes). And although you’ve not brought kids along, who’s to say you can’t have a day out at Oakwood Theme Park (25 minutes) or cooing over the creatures at Manor Wildlife Park (10 minutes)?

Must see

  • Pembroke Castle (5.9 miles)
  • Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (7.3 miles)
  • Pembrey Country Park (20.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Tudor Merchant's House (4.1 miles)
  • Stackpole Estate (6.4 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

The Sleeping Shepherd cancellation policy

No refunds within 5 days of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. The Sleeping Shepherd will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does The Sleeping Shepherd have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Sleeping Shepherd dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Sleeping Shepherd? No one would judge you at all if you spent your entire break on Pembrokeshire’s gorgeous beaches – there are plenty of them to pick from. Start at your local, Manorbier beach … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Sleeping Shepherd?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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Admission
Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Extras
A charge of £0.20 applies for the use of the shower.
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 10 consecutive nights.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

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